I’ll do my best to keep up with everything but really, what I’d like to share most with you is HOPE; everything’s going to be alright.
No! Everything’s going to be AMAZING.
Much love to you! God bless.
Sometimes the simplest of things we can do for ourselves we don’t do very often, if ever at all. We look in the mirror and think ‘oh my God. Look at this…oh my…look at that…’ and walk away defeated. But there is no opponent. There is no Tyson coming at us from the opposite corner. We don’t even stand our ground long enough to really get a good look at the person in the mirror; we walk away quickly to avoid looking long at all.
The enemy isn’t the unfaithful partner that tanked our self-esteem, or the mean-spirited, so-called friend who doesn’t lift us up when we’re down because they “don’t know what it’s like not to be perfect.” It’s not the bully on the black top who tormented us at school or the group of populars who didn’t invite us out for a burger after a big game. The greatest enemy we face is the one who walks up to the mirror at least once a day, usually first thing in the morning, and stares right back.
Why do we do this to ourselves? Why can’t we just love ourselves the way we are, for who we are, without putting so much emphasis on the way we look? I know it sounds trite, but the media in all its glossy glory with its digitally manipulated human weapons isn’t selling us anything that makes us feel better about looking in the mirror; it usually tries to sell us near impossible standards of beauty that are just as impossible to achieve naturally. I wish more beauty and grooming products were marketed to us as simply and directly as dental floss picks. (more…)
“Every wakeful step, every mindful act is the direct path to awakening. Wherever you go, there you are.” –Buddha
I’m always honored when anyone asks me for help of one kind or another. I am working on some projects that should make it easier to get more information out to you on more of a schedule. While I wish I could attend to each person the way I prefer, I know it’s not possible for each one of you to sit with me, personally, on a couch, under hypnosis, or under the spell of one of my best chicken soup recipes and sent back into the world with a kiss on your forehead. I do want to tell you this: the information that comes to you, in one way or another, from one experience or another, in ways you expect and the unexpected, is exactly what you need at the time you receive it. (more…)
ASTRO-MINDER™ Thursday, July 3, 2014: If you feel like things are picking up speed it’s because they are. Mercury is direct and gaining momentum. Most of you will notice there are suddenly several irons in the fire and they look a whole lot like the irons from the end of May; that’s because they are. This is a good thing, trust me! You do trust me, don’t you? C’mon. I’d never hurt you. I LOVE you too much!
This is the third and last time you’ll have to go over these same wrinkles to iron them out for good! So be sure to do what you have to do, get it right this time, use some spray starch if you have to, but get things smoothed out as best as you can. We’ve talked about the sense of discomfort that we will feel around the 4th. If tomorrow, July 4th celebrations, in the USA aren’t really appealing to you because you’re feeling kind of “off”, then mind your instincts and just stay at home.
If you have pets, of course, protect their sensitive ears from fireworks and be sure they are secured so they don’t bolt out of your yard and into a road or street. My pretty chocolate labrador went missing one year for many hours and I thought I would never see her again. Monty, my 20-year-old, thought to, um, water a tree with his scent so the dog could smell him and her way home if she’d become lost or was disoriented. It sure did work: Truffle showed up exhausted and a bit worse for the wear, and now I never cease marveling at the power of pee!
Be safe, my friends. Don’t drink or do drugs and then drive ANYTHING because you could kill someone or a few people and you’ll likely live to see the rest of your life in prison. That’s if you don’t end up in a vegetative state the rest of your life. Think on that.
God bless you all! Happy 4th!
What a way to start the day, right? The wrong side of the bed may seem like no fun when you’re pulling on your grumpy pants, but there is wisdom in even the worst morning. If you do wake up in the worst way be sure to say “God bless it!” in your loudest voice! Even if you’re too pissy to see the bright side of things, I’m sure you’ll appreciate what I’m about to write even if you never tell me. That’s okay, GRUMPY PANTS!
THE WORLD isn’t the same as it was 10, 20, or 30 years ago. I was born in 1968 so I clearly remember being a child in the ’70s, a teen in the ’80’s, an adult and mother in the ’90s, and watched the ball drop for the year 2000. This is a better world today, I think. I see people are more real, more open, more human. (more…)
I know things have been really hard for a lot of people this year. These first six months of 2014 felt more like an extension of the worst months of 2013. I didn’t escape the punishment, trust me. So much of my life needed correcting that the universe felt it necessary to stack lessons on me all at once. And I worked with each element each time. And I cried a lot. And I prayed. (more…)
For people who know and love Jesus, today is a special day! Palm Sunday is the day we remember Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem in about 30 A.D, one week before his death and resurrection. So many people had come to greet him for Passover! The people waved palm branches and laid branches down on the ground. Our precious savior, Jesus, entered Jerusalem on a donkey. Jesus was so very gentle, so humble.
After many months of traveling around and preaching about the Kingdom of God, healing sick people, and spreading his messages, he knew his time was short. He soon would be Messiah, not teacher. He knew his mission was almost complete. Jesus told his disciples that he would soon be taken from them, that he would die, and that he would return to them in three days. His disciples were pained, sad — they didn’t want to believe this. They wept. As they got closer to the city, Jesus told the disciples that a donkey and its colt would be waiting for him, and to tell the owner that the Lord needed the donkey and colt and the animals would be given to them. Jesus chose to ride into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, a most humble creature, a creature in service. (more…)